Multi-Day Tour

Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak (13 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Osaka, Japan To Tokyo, Japan

Valid for Departures: 18 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2020

Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak (13 days)

Day 3

Chikatsuyu/Katsuura

Day 4

Katsuura/Wakayama

Day 5

Wakayama/Kyoto

Day 8

Onomichi/Ikuchi Jima

Day 9

Ikuchi Jima/Matsuyama

Day 10

Matsuyama/Hiroshima

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Osaka, Japan
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Day 1 Osaka: We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation in Osaka to see more of this interesting city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Osaka, Japan
None None
Day 2 Osaka/Chikatsuyu (1D): Take the train from Osaka to Chikatsuyu to begin the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage hike. Included Activities: Chikatsuyu Hike Transport: Local train
Day 3
Chikatsuyu/Katsuura
None Breakfast
Day 3 Chikatsuyu/Katsuura: Enjoy a day hike along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, reach the Hongu Taisha Shrine with the largest torii gate in Japan. Afterwards, board a bus for coastal Katsuura. Included Activities: Kumano Hongu Taisha Hike Transport: Local bus Local bus
Day 4
Katsuura/Wakayama
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Day 4 Katsuura/Wakayama: Hike to one of Japan's best-known waterfalls and the Kumano Nachi Taisha, an ancient site along this pilgrimage trail, before heading to Wakayama for the night. Included Activities: Kumano Nachi Taisha Hike Transport: Local train
Day 5
Wakayama/Kyoto
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Day 5 Wakayama/Kyoto: Visit the impressive site of Wakayama Castle before transferring by train to Kyoto. Included Activities: Wakayama Castle Visit Transport: Local train Bullet train
Day 6
Kyoto, Japan
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Day 6 Kyoto: Take in the vibrant colours of Fushimi Inari shrine and explore the historic side of Kyoto. Included Activities: Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Visit
Day 7
Kyoto, Japan
None None
Day 7 Kyoto/Onomichi: Explore more of Kyoto with free time before taking the train to Onomichi. Transport: Local train
Day 8
Onomichi/Ikuchi Jima
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Day 8 Onomichi/Ikuchi Jima (1D): Enjoy a day of cycling across bridges and islands to the south of Honshu, exploring small villages along the way. Spend the night in a ryokan inn on Ikuchi Jima and savour a traditional kaiseki meal. Included Activities: Shimanami Kaido Cycle: Onomichi to Ikuchi Jima
Day 9
Ikuchi Jima/Matsuyama
None Breakfast
Day 9 Ikuchi Jima/Matsuyama: Cycle along the Shimanami Kaido towards Imabari City. Continue on to Matsuyama to rest for the night. Included Activities: Shimanami Kaido Cycle: Ikuchi Jima to Imabari City Transport: Local bus
Day 10
Matsuyama/Hiroshima
None Breakfast
Day 10 Matsuyama/Hiroshima: The large Peace Park in the centre of the city is an extremely moving place dotted with memorials of those killed by the atomic bomb and others who subsequently died. The burning flame in the park will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world have been destroyed. Take a tram ride through the city to reach Peace Park. Included Activities: Hiroshima Park and Peace Memorial Transport: Ferry
Day 11
Hiroshima, Japan
None None
Day 11 Hiroshima: Travel to the island of Miyajima from Hiroshima. Hop into a kayak and paddle out to the iconic torii gate which floats in the bay. Included Activities: Miyajima Island Visit Sea Kayaking
Day 12
Hiroshima, Japan
None None
Day 12 Hiroshima/Tokyo: Transfer to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo by train and explore with some free time in the afternoon. Transport: Bullet train
Day 13
Tokyo, Japan
None None
Day 13 Tokyo: Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Description

Get off the beaten track in Japan and experience parts of the country other big-city tours tend to skip. This tour of the Land of the Rising Sun includes something for every active passenger. Take in major cultural touchstones like Osaka and Hiroshima, along with lesser known areas. Hike along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to visit spectacular shrines, cycle across islands as you follow the Shimanami Kaido, and kayak around the famed floating torii gate in the Bay of Miyajima. Ever...

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